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11 Tips On Becoming A Total Grill Master

Summertime is coming, and it's time to get your grill on.

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1. Preheat your grill for 15-20 minutes.

It helps kill bacteria! Your grill temperature should be as follows: 400-450°F for high, 350-400°F for medium-high, 300-350°F for medium, and 250-300°F for low.
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It helps kill bacteria! Your grill temperature should be as follows: 400-450°F for high, 350-400°F for medium-high, 300-350°F for medium, and 250-300°F for low.

2. Don't dry out your burgers.

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Cook at a high heat for a short amount of time!

3. Marinate, marinate, marinate!

Not only does this infuse more flavor, but also inhibits the formation of possible carcinogens that develop from grilling meat. Try half a bottle or can of beer on your steak for a quick, delicious marinade!
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Not only does this infuse more flavor, but also inhibits the formation of possible carcinogens that develop from grilling meat. Try half a bottle or can of beer on your steak for a quick, delicious marinade!

4. Healthy is good!

Vegetables are amazing on the grill. Try grilling up a mushroom burger or some eggplant this summer.
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Vegetables are amazing on the grill. Try grilling up a mushroom burger or some eggplant this summer.

5. Let it chill out.

Let your meats take a 10-minute breather in some tin foil after grilling. It can help seal in the juices and distribute them evenly.
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Let your meats take a 10-minute breather in some tin foil after grilling. It can help seal in the juices and distribute them evenly.

6. Pizza on the grill is perfect.

You can pretty much grill anything if you're clever enough — try cooking your pizza on the grill for a super-crispy crust.
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You can pretty much grill anything if you're clever enough — try cooking your pizza on the grill for a super-crispy crust.

7. Dark chicken meat is fattier than white meat.

To cut the fat and make it a little healthier, just remove the skin.
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To cut the fat and make it a little healthier, just remove the skin.

8. Grill on cedar planks.

It adds a nice smoky flavor! Great for fish.
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It adds a nice smoky flavor! Great for fish.

9. Get super sweet.

Fruits like peaches and pineapples are a unique use of your grill. Just sprinkle on some cinnamon sugar and go to town.
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Fruits like peaches and pineapples are a unique use of your grill. Just sprinkle on some cinnamon sugar and go to town.

10. Gas grill? Charcoal? Electric?

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It depends! Gas grills are versatile and great for taste, but they're huge; charcoal grills are smaller and give you amazing tastes, but they take a while to get started; and electric grills are quick and easy, but lack the awesome flavor of the other two. Choices!

11. There's just nothing better than grilling in the summertime!

Enjoy it while you can!
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Enjoy it while you can!